Monday, May 23, 2011

We've come a long way, baby



Lots of weekend news, but more about that later.  It was filled with crowds.  Ugh!
But to break the monotony of faces, I began looking up.
Philly has such beautiful architecture and history. 
Like this building for example.

1904

So long ago.  

Here's a few of 1904 events.

The first underground line of NYC subway opened with over 9 miles of track.
The Great Baltimore Fire destroyed over 1500 buildings over 30 hours.
Pablo Neruda, the Chilean poet was born.  (I love Pablo!)
Anton Chekhov died.
Dr. Seuss was born.
The ice cream cone made its debut.
James Joyce met his future wife, Nora.
The stage play Peter Pan premiered in London.
The first New York Eve's celebration is held in Times Square.
A woman is arrested for smoking a cigarette in a car on 5th Ave.


We've come a long way, baby!

Hope you're easin' into your Monday.
Until later ....

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3 comments:

texwisgirl said...

ha ha! i was wondering where the title would fit in... ha! that's a lovely photo, btw... :)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a fun post! The woman that got arrested for smoking, I'm sure was a real scandal--How could she and what kind of lady was she--Probably ahead of her time and a lot like us!! :-)

Hilary said...

Great photo.. great title! We've earned our right to die of cancer and heart disease just like any man! ;)